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The lands east of the Great Sea
Made by the Valar, and especially Aulë
'This shore' (as opposed to the shore of Aman beyond the Sea)
Other names


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Hither Shore

A poetic name for Middle-earth

In general use, 'Hither Shore' was a term used especially by the Elves for the mortal lands of Middle-earth, a reminder of the far distant shores of Aman. In First Age Sindarin, it also had a more specific meaning, since it translates into that language as the name Nevrast, a cold seaward region in the northwest of Beleriand.

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